Record Details

NHER Number:39340
Type of record:Building
Name:Our Lady Star of the Sea, Wells next the Sea

Summary

A red brick and stone church of 1928 in the Arts and Crafts style with pantile roofs. The building consists of an aisled nave, transepts and a chancel. It is a very fine example of a church of the period, and little altered.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 91600 43427
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1928 by A.S.G. Butler in Arts and Crafts style, an unusual blend of vernacular and East Anglian Dutch and Cape Dutch.
Nave, aisles, transepts, chancel. East end is liturgically the west. Red brick and stone. Pantiled roofs. Windows imitate perpendicular style, but in aisles have hollow chamfered mullions. Transepts and chancel project only slightly. Interior semicircular arcades, east gallery, arch braced roof with kingposts and queen struts. Outside entrance are curving brick walls.
For full description see (S1), added in May 2003, which states it is an unusual, very fine and little altered example of a church of the period.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 May 2003.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

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Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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